Nobel prize was awarded today for the revolutionary developments in super-resolution microscopy. Stefan Hell, Eric Betzig and William Moerner have been honoured today with the highest scientific award for making major progress in imaging technologies. Stefan Hell developed principles of Stimulated Emission Depletion (STED) microscopy and Eric Betzig and William Moerner laid the foundation for single molecule microscopy. Both methods allow scientists to visualize individual molecules in cells on nanometre range, a resolution that was until recently considered unreachable.
Euro-BioImaging produced a number of informative documents during its preparatory phase, which sum up the recommendations of the scientific community for the establishment and operation of future imaging infrastructure in Europe. All these documents can be found in section Documents Gallery on Euro-BioImaging webpage.
Euro-BioImaging published its comprehensive Business Plan, summing up recommendations for the construction and operation of the Euro-BioImaging infrastructure that were developed during the Euro-BioImaging Preparatory Phase.
On June 11th, Euro-BioImaging and ELIXIR published a joint collaboration strategy on image data to support access to biological image data and link it to biomolecular data. This collaboration is an important example of two European research infrastructures joining up their technical strategies, which they now look forward to implement in practice. Biological image data is a rapidly changing field and this collaboration strategy will be continuously updated as the two infrastructures develop and as their user needs change over the years.
MoU signed between National Imaging Facility, Australia and Euro-BioImaging, advancing imaging science.
On the 8th of May 2014 Euro-BioImaging and the National Imaging Facility, Australia have jointly signed a Memorandum of Understanding that recognises the desire of both research infrastructures to enter a mutually beneficial alliance in supporting the advancement of scientific research. NIF was represented by Graham Galloway (Director of Operations). Oliver Speck, Pamela Zolda and Marcin Ciuk attended the event on behalf of Euro-BioImaging.